Smith # 036085 v. Ryan et al

Filing 14

ORDER that a Case Management Conference is set for 4/17/2012 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 601, 401 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003 before Judge Paul G Rosenblatt. See PDF document for details. Signed by Judge Paul G Rosenblatt on 3/5/12. (LSP)

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1 WO 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 10 Joe Clarence Smith, 11 12 13 14 15 16 Petitioner, vs. Charles L. Ryan, et al., Respondents. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV-12-00318-PHX-PGR DEATH PENALTY CASE ORDER 17 Petitioner, a state prisoner under sentence of death, has filed a notice of intent to file 18 a petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. For the purpose of setting a 19 briefing schedule, a Case Management Conference will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 20 at 11:00 a.m., before the Hon. Paul G. Rosenblatt, in Courtroom 601, Sandra Day O’Connor 21 United States Courthouse, 401 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to the 22 conference, Petitioner’s counsel is expected to meet with Petitioner and to review any 23 published court rulings in Petitioner’s case. Petitioner’s counsel is further expected to 24 contact Petitioner’s state court counsel to obtain information about the case and to assemble 25 prior counsel’s files and records from the state proceedings. Absent a motion detailing 26 significant delays, problems, or obstacles encountered in obtaining copies of pertinent files 27 and records, the Court will not assist directly in obtaining such materials. 28 Prior to the conference, counsel shall confer with respect to the statute of limitations 1 and a proposed briefing schedule. Both parties should be prepared to articulate their 2 positions regarding the statute of limitations and to discuss any other issues which may affect 3 the filing of the habeas petition or efficient resolution of this matter. The Court intends to 4 set firm deadlines for the filing of the petition, responsive pleadings, motions for evidentiary 5 development, and any other pleadings the Court deems necessary. Absent extraordinary 6 circumstances justifying a continuance, the parties will be expected to adhere to the deadlines 7 set at this case management conference. 8 IT IS SO ORDERED. 9 DATED this 5th day of March, 2012. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -2-

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